Liquid Biopsy Project

The objective of this project is the early detection of second cancers in patients with hereditary retinoblastoma.

Patients affected by hereditary retinoblastoma may suffer second cancers during their lifetime. This fact causes concern and discomfort among patients and their families, due to the uncertainty of a medium-term future.

With this research, it will be possible to personalize patient follow-up in the medium to long term, using genetic techniques.

Specifically, a liquid biopsy test based on a blood test will be designed, allowing early detection of second tumors. A sample of survivors will be taken to provide clinical and epidemiological data on the real cumulative risk of second malignancies in the long term. Once the possible second malignancies have been characterized by genomic analysis, an appropriate tool will be designed considering the whole spectrum of tumors.

The project is promoted by the Fundació La Nineta dels Ulls and led by researchers from the Hereditary Cancer Research Group of the Germans Trias y Pujol Research Institute and the pediatric oncologist Dr. Genoveva Correa. Also, there are collaborations with clinical researchers with experience in the clinical management of retinoblastoma patients in different hospitals in Spain and Latin America.

Led by:

Dra. Genoveva Correa (pediatric oncologist and member of our scientific committee)

Funded by the Fundació La Nineta dels Ulls with the help of:

Thank-you video to the PortAventura Foundation where we explain briefly the project (in spanish):

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